Oscar de la Renta opens first London store
Oscar de la Renta has flung open the doors of his first London store. The American designer launched his biggest-ever boutique at 130 Mount Street, on the corner of Berkeley Square, London. The 3,000-square-foot space is the third store that de la Renta has opened across Europe - he also has two others in Madrid and Athens.
It has been a long wait for the designer, who held out for nearly five years in order to secure the location he wanted. It was formerly home to a hairdressing salon owned by Nicky Clarke, who was reportedly paid a whopping £500,000 to move out by de la Renta.The London store is the first to house separate spaces for bridal, home and children's wear. It covers three floors, and offers customers daywear, fragrances, handbags, formalwear, footwear, bridal, children's wear, home wear, jewellery and other accessories. In other words, the whole shebang!
The store opened to little fanfare last week, however a bigger more flashy launch is slated for spring with de la Renta set to attend in person. The designer is currently busy working on his upcoming ready-to-wear collection for New York Fashion Week. Luckily he has the help of John Galliano, who it was recently revealed has undertaken a three-week residency at his design studio.